Harry Potter to Survive Onslaught From Self-Published Book on Amazon's Bestseller List

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Self-publishing gurus, "Who's who's" and CEOs will join forces on Tuesday, March 27th to promote "Sell Your Book on Amazon" up the Amazon bestseller charts toward the gauntlet that is "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." Will offering the chance to win a prize worth $1,000 help them succeed?

The clock is ticking and the countdown has started. On Tuesday, March 27th, the battle between David and Goliath begins. We all know the Goliath of the publishing world, the 700-pound gorilla known as "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," which has held the #1 spot on Amazon since the online retailer began accepting pre-orders.

But who is "David" to take on such a wizard? In this case, it is a self-published book from Denver-based on-demand publisher Outskirts Press titled, "Sell Your Book on Amazon."

"I love Harry Potter, but we are going after an entirely different market with my book," author and Outskirts Press CEO Brent Sampson states. "Instead of wizards, warlocks and wands, 'Sell Your Book on Amazon' unravels the mysteries of Amazon in the name of blogs, plogs and wikis. For print-on-demand and self-publishing writers, my hope is that the content is just as magical. And everybody knows J.K. Rowling got her start self-publishing."

Joining Sampson on the one-day book launch campaign is a formidable force of allies, all of whom are participating in the promotion of the event and the prizes to be awarded. Every reader who buys "Sell Your Book on Amazon" from Amazon on March 27th for the listed price of $14.95 will receive valuable freebies, like issues of Writer's Digest, a publicist's electronic Rolodex, the "From Book to Bestseller" e-book and more.

"In order to incite readers to buy any book it helps to offer a tremendous value that exceeds the purchase price," continues Sampson, as if quoting from the very pages of his book. "In this case, customers will receive helpful materials from the likes of self-publishing guru Dan Poynter, bestselling author and publicist Rick Frishman, and Writer's Digest."

Dan Poynter, author of "The Self-Publishing Manual," who wrote the foreword to "Sell Your Book on Amazon," says, "When Joe Vitale ran an Amazon campaign years ago, it was clever, original and unique. Today, it is more difficult to reach temporary Amazon bestseller status. Now, it takes more convincing to get people to take part."

In other words, each campaign has to offer an exclusive and valuable component to succeed. Enter the random drawing for a $999 Diamond book publishing package, compliments of Outskirts Press. For full details visit http://outskirtspress.com/amazon

"We're pulling out all the stops," Brent Sampson states. "I cannot very well have a book titled 'Sell Your Book on Amazon' that doesn't sell well on Amazon. For years the print-on-demand industry has said traditional publishing is dead and we are the wave of the future. You cannot follow a traditional publishing model with POD. That's like trying to fit a round peg into a square hole. On-demand publishing has the potential to be very lucrative for authors, if they follow a different business model. This book shows them how. Now is the time for POD to put its money where its mouth is."

About Outskirts Press

Located in Parker, Colorado, on the outskirts of Denver and online at http://www.outskirtspress.com, Outskirts Press, Inc. publishes high-quality paperback and hardback books for individual writers as well as businesses on an as-needed, on-demand basis. Through its turn-key, customized book publishing services, Outskirts Press offers unprecedented power to the author, including creative control and pricing authority.


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